The BU Jewish Leadership Team is an umbrella of all leaders that incubate and create diverse Jewish life across Boston University. There are 6 main tracks that students immerse within. Each BLTer partners with a BU Hillel staff mentor to dream big, and explore their identity, community, and world around them. Any BU student is welcomed to participate, join, or check out any of the initiatives below.
To get involved in any of the initiatives, just click on the initiative’s FB page or email the student in charge!
Interested in piloting a new initiative? Apply here.
|Initiative||Description||Track||Who to Contact||Student’s Involved|
|Birthright Interns||Promote Birthright across campus||Exploration||Danielle Neemanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Jess Urkov, Abigail Grote, Jordan Grannick, Dorian Gold-Diamond, Elijah Blumenkranz, Alex McCall, Emma Schlauder, Marc Bernstein, Nicole Abato, Remi Work, Tess Ravick, Ilana Ovental, Lauren Knasin, Molly Retik, Marissa Osofsky, Noah Riley, Joshua Bender, Alex Feldman, Hodi Miller, Jessica Ayer, Lauren Cooper, Rebecca Klestzick, Alden Lebov, Ryan Myler, Madelyn Sassoon, Ryan Schlossman, Jack Sila, Cheyenne Tipton, Maya Webb|
|Boston Area Volunteering||Volunteer at Daily Table||Empowerment||Remy Frohmanemail@example.com||Remy Frohman|
|BUjewish Leaders||Interested in becoming a BLTer? Contact Ben!||Ben Herschfirstname.lastname@example.org||Jon Berlowitz, Joshua Berman, Julia Blay, Tal Bodner, Adam Dolinsky, Elie Dwek, Drew Faria, Jordan Green, Anya Keller, Melissa Kovar, Jesse Lamba, Myles Ullman, Ben Levy, Mika Rudsky, Rachel Dembo, Lev Paasche-Orlow, Melissa Albert, Jeffrey Berlowitz, Aron Friedlander, Jacob Lawrence Kreiss, Sydney Mogul-Campbell, Ruby Rosenberg, Emma Weiss, Aviv Aloni, Talya Laver, Breezie Miller, Nir Shukrun, Leeor Avgi, Deni Budman, Jacob Gurvis, Matthew Hinshaw, Michael Dratch,|
|BUSI||Boston University Students for Israel||IFocus||Ben Atlasemail@example.com||Ben Atlas, Hannah Barenboim, Sam Feigelson, Carly Mast, Shelli Gorokhovsky,|
|Challah for Hunger||Bake and sell challah to raise money to fight food insecruity||Empowerment||Sam Cooperfirstname.lastname@example.org||Sarah Besser, Samantha Cooper, Michelle Goltsman, Amanda Boucourt, Alec Vaughn, Joseph Besser|
|Coding Technical Honors Society||Computing and coding for fun and academic prowess||Empowerment||Alan Bursteinemail@example.com||Alan Burstein|
|Coffee Crew||BU Hillel Engagement Interns they take students out for coffee and help them with their transiton into college||Discovery||Arielle Landaufirstname.lastname@example.org||Oksana Chubrikova, Rachael Cohen, Normandie Essig, Kyle Koslowsky, Hannah Levin, Dafna Lewis, Allegra Long, Jessica Mandel, Josh Ohebshalom, Mikey Pliskin, Olivia Ritter, Nicole Shamash, Reena Wolnek, Rebecca Yakubovich,|
|Conservative Minyan||Explore your Jewish Identity in and open, welcoming and religiously traditional setting||Identity||Conor Dedrickemail@example.com||Natasha Fumkin, Conor Dedrick|
|David Project||Travel to Israel and build coalitions with multicultural and multifaith clubs across campus||Coalition Building||Orr Grosmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Carmelle Dagmi, Emma Berman, Emma Sprecher, Jessica Ayer, Suzie O’Michael, Elizabeth Leach,|
|Feminist Shabbat||Feminist themed shabbat experience||Identity||Emily Roeemail@example.com||Emily Roe, Emma Barg|
|Fun Run||5k race to raise money for accessible bomb shelter playgrounds in Sderot, Israel||Empowerment||Emma Sprecherfirstname.lastname@example.org||Sevana Hacobian, Emma Sprecher, Lauren Gruber, Jack Gillman, Maddy Lorange, Thomas Sava,|
|Hasabara Fellow||Lead Israel education opportunities for campus community||IFocus||Michael Meagheremail@example.com||Michael Meagher|
|Hillel Basketball Tournament||Weekend getaway experience and Basketball tournament at the University of Maryland||Empowerment||Ariel Steinfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ariel Stein, Elizabeth Ritz, Desiree Sahhai, Shayna Scott|
|Jewish Empowered Women (J.E.W)||Group learning and programing focusing on Women in Judaism||Empowerment||Kayla Leschemail@example.com||Cassie Berta, Kayla Lesch, Emily Sorkin|
|Jewish Penicilin||Matzo ball soup delviery for sick students||Empowerment||Alexa Lipkinfirstname.lastname@example.org||Abby Partnow, Alexa Lipkin, Alana Schwarz|
|Mishelanu||Campus social group for Israeli students||IFocus||Jonathan Pasermanemail@example.com||Ben Badnani, Jonathan Paserman|
|Mural Painting||Hillel Beautification Project||Empowerment||Ethan Sobelfirstname.lastname@example.org||Sam Weinberger|
|Reform Minyan||Explore your Jewish Identity in and open, welcoming and religiously liberal setting||Identity||Mikey Pliskinemail@example.com||Mikey Pliskin, Olivia Ritter, Allegra Long, Rachael Cohen, Leah Schwartz, Andrew Gross|
|Ski Retreat||Ski weekend end getaway to Vermont||Empowerment||Josh Ohebfirstname.lastname@example.org||Sydney Berman, Josh Ohebshalom, Matan Ziegel, Oksana Chubrikova|
|Table Talk||Discuss everything that’s important from mental health to the Super Bowl||Empowerment||Hannah Goodmanemail@example.com||Hannah Goodman|
|Tree of Life Planting||Planting trees on campus in honor of the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh||Identity||Maya Webbfirstname.lastname@example.org||Jamie Rubin, Maya Webb|
|Wellness Getaway 2.0||Weekend getaway experience in Vermont, focused on wellness||Empowerment||Andrew Waxmanemail@example.com||Michael Dratch. Andrew Waxman,|
|YAG (Young and Gay)||Campus social group for LGBTQ students||Empowerment||Danielle Teslerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Danielle Tesler, Pablo Jimenez|
|Yes on 3!||Trans-rights advocacy||Empowerment||Lillian Isley Greeneemail@example.com||Lillian Isley-Greene|
|Zumba||Have fun dancing and working out with your friends!||Empowerment||Mia Sugarmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Zoe Ades, Mia Sugarman|
|Religious Life Council Retreat||Religious Life Retreat||Identity||Dynnor Shebshaievitzemail@example.com||Connor Dedrick, Natasha Frumkin, Dynnor Shebshaievitz|
Last year we:
- Networked with the founder of DAVIDsTEA, David Segal and NFL Network chief correspondent, Andrea Kremer
- Discussed the memory of the Holocaust with 7 survivors in 7 living rooms across campus with 200 participants
- Raised $800 for the Greater Boston Food Bank by baking and selling Challahs
- Raised $200 for Save a Child’s Heart by running a bubble soccer tournament
- Brought together students from across the political spectrum to hear former U.S. Amb. to the Middle East, Dennis Ross speak.
- Led 12 students on an ASB trip to South Africa
- Relaxed in the lounge to play Super Smash Brothers and watch some Boston Sports with Wings
By becoming a BLTer:
Good news: You get a staff mentor, helping you pursue your passions and dreams. You have access to funding, our building, our marketing resources, and much more.
Better news: Being part of the BU Jewish Leadership Team is more than just telling you – you get to be part of a 100+ student leader community that actually communicates, shares ideas, and hangs out.
Best news: Not only do you have access to mentorship and funding, but BLT exclusive events, too! Hangout with the student leaders incubating Jewish life at BU. This fall, student leaders are getting together at:
- Sunset Boat Cruise in Boston Harbor (complete with a DJ and food) – November 2018 (complete)
- FREE professional headshot and profile on our www.bu.edu/hillel website
– Spring 2019
- Cohort Event in Boston – Spring 2019